If you don’t understand why people don’t like the big bang theory, once in an episode the cast was at a comic store browsing and a woman walked in, and one of the leads said “Is she lost?” and that was the joke.
First off, let me give you the bad news: when people say that Heathenry is a religion with homework, it’s not really a joke. You will have to read a lot. There’s no getting around it. How much you read will vary by individual and by what final “flavor” of path you’re going for, but regardless, you will have to read.
I will reiterate: You. Will. Have. To. Read.